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21
Jun

Summer 2017 Issue of ‘BCAK TODAY’ now available

BCAK has released the Summer 2017 edition of its TODAY newsletter.  In addition to the normal updates of ongoing activities, this issue contains articles on recent and upcoming events – BCAK’s Walk for Awareness, Education Evening and “Share the Care” Golf Tournament.  You will also find articles on Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s “Thriving Together” conference, a new drug for metastatic breast

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27
May

Introducing Our New Logo

New Logo Released in Conjunction with 24th Annual Walk For Awareness In Conjunction with our 24th Annual Walk For Awareness, we are introducing our new logo.  Our original logo was created 23 years ago when BCAK was first registered as a charitable organization.  The new logo incorporates a stylized version of the traditional  pink breast cancer ribbon with black teardrop,

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8
May

Cook For Your Life

Cook For Your Life is an organization founded by cancer survivor, Ann Ogden.  CFYL’s mission is to teach healthy cooking to people touched by cancer.  It turns nutrition guidelines into practical, easy recipes that are designed specifically for the different stages of treatment, and to promote healthy survivorship.  CFYL is not about food as medicine, nor food to cure. It’s

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2
May

SEO Wedding Awards Gala Supports BCAK

Last night (May 1 2017) SEO held its 2nd annual Wedding Awards Gala and for the second year, BCAK will benefit from the proceeds of the event.  Our Vice President, Elizabeth Johnston, was invited to tell the audience about BCAK and the work we do.  The evening was hosted by Monica Lapajne  of   Fresh Radio 104.3  and featured a

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26
Apr

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Live Web Stream on Genomic Testing

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a Philadelphia-based not-for-profit organization,is having a live web stream about Genomic Testing on Monday 8 May from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Genomic testing is a rapidly growing area of research with potential new directions  for breast cancer treatment. Genomic tests look at the level of activity of the genes in the tumor itself to determine

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22
Apr

Thank You Volunteers

27
Mar

Another Article from Leda on Surgery for Lymphedema

As follow-up to my previous blog on lymphedema surgery, I received a copy of an article from the Canadian Lymphedema Framework that BCAK has posted online.  It is entitled Surgery For Lymphedema Treatment. The article is written by Dr. Jay Granzow MD, MPH, FACS, an internationally known Plastic Surgeon whose specialties include both microsurgery and lymphedema surgery.  It has a nice overview

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27
Mar

Leda`s Story And Her Investigation Into Microsurgery To Treat Lymphedema

Leda`s Lymphedema Story I was diagnosed with grade 3 breast cancer in 2010.  In January, 2011, ~3 months after the second mastectomy and removal of lymph nodes, I noticed the swelling of my right arm and hand.  Lymphedema! In March, 2011, I saw Dr Anna Towers, a lymphedema specialist in Montreal and Dorit Tidhar and Pamela Hodgson,  physiotherapists.  They were

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26
Mar

CBCN LAUNCHES NEW METASTATIC BREAST CANCER DRUG TOOL

The basic research from labs around the world over the last 30-odd years has now resulted in many new drugs, diagnostics  and treatments that are now coming up in clinical trials.  In Canada, the approval process may take years but it is done by Health Canada.  This means that the new drug can be used in Canada.  The second big

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22
Mar

BCAK Releases the Spring 2017 edition of its “TODAY” Newsletter

Read BCAK’s latest newsletter to find out about ongoing programs and upcoming events.  You  will also find information and articles of interest to cancer patients and their families and caregivers, and BCAK supporters. Today – Spring 2017